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Image 1 Lancaster plan


The Lancastrian Plan as drawn in Joseph Lancaster’s 1810 book about this school building and teaching theories. While we don’t know what the original plans of the two schools in our survey, they were likely based on this type of plan. The head of the school is seated at the end of the plan, and the dots represent the monitor that work with groups of students. Source:

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